OLGA PUCHKOVA

  • Player defaulted, forced to forefeit match after hitting line judge August 2, 2013

    Washington: Russia's Olga Puchkova was defaulted from her match at the Citi Open on Thursday after hitting a line judge in the knee with a ball after losing a point. Puchkova was then forced to forfeit against Paula Ormaechea of Argentina while trailing 36, 63, 41 in their secondround match. Puchkova...
  • Sloane Stephens falls in 1st round at Citi Open July 30, 2013

    Washington: Coaches often tell players to practice the way you play. That strategy didn't work out for Sloane Stephens. Playing her first match since Wimbledon, the No. 2seeded Stephens fell to Olga Puchkova 75, 63 in the first round of the Citi Open on Monday. "Leading up, I didn't practice that...
  • Another double bagel unlikely as Sharapova meets Venus January 17, 2013

    Melbourne: After serving up a 'double, double bagel', second seed Maria Sharapova could find herself packing her bags for her next tournament on Friday after she meets Venus Williams in the third round of the Australian Open. Sharapova has barely been pushed in her successive 60 60 victories over Olga...
  • Aus Open: Sharapova registers 60,60 win in round one January 14, 2013

    Melbourne: Maria Sharapova finished her first match of the year in 55 minutes on Monday, cruising to a 60, 60 win over Olga Puchkova to start proceedings on center court at the Australian Open without showing any signs of trouble with her sore right collarbone. The No. 2ranked Sharapova, who lost...